Reporter , Civil Society Media from May 2011
Kirsty joined Civil Society Media in May as a reporter after completing a journalism course at Kingston University.
She has a degree in history from Swansea University where she ran a painting and decorating project helping vulnerable adults for Discovery Student Volunteering. She also lived in France for six months and speaks fluent French.
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Kirsty Weakley rounds up the learning from the Charity Technology Conference, and finds it was less about new gadgets or apps, and more about the people whose lives they change.
Around 1,200 UK charities are expected to be affected by a new apprenticeship levy, collectively costing about £70m, according to early estimates from NCVO.
I'm surprised they have omitted the important question of *what* religions these charities are connected with. Surely it is of fundamental interest to know if certain religions are growing or declining, and the current proportion of 'religious charities' which are connected with each of the religions represented?
IT professionals must explain how technology helps meet charity priorities if they want to be more than an “overhead
cost”, the director of information services at Barnardo’s told the Charity Technology Conference last week.
NCVO and Acevo have stepped up calls for “urgent clarification” from the government over rumoured cuts to the Big Lottery Fund’s income, warning that the funder could be forced to "effectively shut its doors to new bids for the next three years".
Charities must use technology to create change or risk 'sliding into insignificance' Zenon Hannick, chief technology officer at Comic Relief, told a Civil Society Media conference yesterday.
A former Deputy Children’s Commissioner has said that she was concerned about how few children Kids Company appeared to be helping, but she did not consider reporting it to government because Camila Batmanghelidjh was so influential.